The distinguished surname Dicesare can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily
, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily
itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Dicesare was derived from the given name "Cesare," and originally derived from the famous Roman family name "Caesar." In Classical times, the name "Caesar" was associated by folk etymology with the Latin Caesaries (head of hair).
Early Origins of the Dicesare family
The surname Dicesare was first found in the year 1278, where Nicol Cesareo was listed in the Sicilian city of Messina. Nicol Cesari, was a priest in Rome during the 14th century and worked closely with Pope Martino V. Later, Giulio Cesarini was a listed as a lawyer in Rome around 1400.
Early History of the Dicesare family
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Dicesare Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Dicesare are Cesari, Cesare, Cesaro, Cesar, De Cesare, Cesaris, De Cesaris, Di Cesare, Cesarelli, Cesaretti, Cesarini, Cesarino, Cesarìn, Cesarotti, Cesaroni, Cesarone, Cesarano, Cesarato, Cesaratto, Cesariano, Cesareni and many more.
Early Notables of the Dicesare family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Giuliano Cesarini was an ecclesiastic in Rome in 1470; Julian Cesarini the Elder (1398-1444), was an Italian cardinal from Rome; his son, Julian Cesarini the Younger (1466-1510) was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal; Alessandro Cesarini (died 1542), was an Italian cardinal... Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dicesare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dicesare family to the New World and Oceana
An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Dicesare:
Dicesare Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Angela DiCesare, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Genzano, Italy, in 1907
- Carmine Dicesare, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Villavallelonga, Italy, in 1910
- Enrico DiCesare, aged 19, who landed in America from Poutelafone, Italy, in 1910
- Andrea Dicesare, aged 24, who landed in America from Portola Pel, Italy, in 1911
- Andimo DiCesare, aged 39, who settled in America from Picciano, Italy, in 1913
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